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'We stand with you': PM Modi extends praise to team India, Australia after World Cup final

While acknowledging Australia's victory, Modi congratulated the Australian cricket team for their splendid triumph in the World Cup.

Nitin Kumar Edited By: Nitin Kumar @Niitz1 Ahmedabad Updated on: November 20, 2023 16:15 IST
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Image Source : FILE PHOTO Team India and PM Modi

In the aftermath of the World Cup final, Prime Minister Narendra Modi commended the Indian cricket team for their remarkable talent and unwavering determination throughout the tournament. Despite India's loss to Australia in the finals, Modi expressed solidarity and pride in the team's spirited performance.

In a post on the social media platform 'X,' the prime minister conveyed his support to Team India, stating, "Dear Team India, your talent and determination throughout the World Cup was noteworthy. You've played with great spirit and brought immense pride to the nation." Modi, who had traveled to Ahmedabad to witness the final match, assured the team of the nation's enduring support.

In another post on 'X,' he said, "Congratulations to Australia on a magnificent World Cup victory! Theirs was a commendable performance through the tournament, culminating in a splendid triumph. Compliments to Travis Head for his remarkable game today."

In a stunning turn of events at the ODI World Cup final, Australia clinched their record-sixth title by successfully chasing down 241 runs against India at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The victory not only halted India's impressive 10-match winning streak but also solidified Australia's dominance in the cricketing world.

Travis Head emerged as the hero of the match, earning the Player of the Match (POTM) award for his outstanding innings of 137 off 120 balls. Head's resilient performance played a crucial role in steering Australia to victory as they secured the title with six wickets to spare.

Australia faced an early challenge in the run chase, losing key players like David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, and Steven Smith within the first seven overs. India's strategic move to bring in Mohammed Shami early in the bowling attack paid off, with Warner falling victim to the gamble. Despite these setbacks, Head's brilliance and composure under pressure turned the tide in Australia's favor.

The final chase unfolded as a testament to Australia's cricketing prowess, demonstrating their ability to overcome challenges and emerge victorious on the grand stage. The achievement marks a significant milestone in Australia's cricket history, and Head's stellar performance will be remembered as a defining moment in their successful campaign. The victory resonates not only as a cricketing triumph but also as a celebration of the spirit of sportsmanship that unites nations, as acknowledged by messages from dignitaries, including the prime minister, commending both teams for their outstanding contributions to the tournament.

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